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Definitions of aerial

  1. a pass to a receiver downfield from the passer Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. (botany) growing in air; "aerial roots of a philodendron" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. growing in air; "aerial roots of a philodendron" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4. Of or pertaining to the air, or atmosphere; inhabiting or frequenting the air; produced by or found in the air; performed in the air; as, aerial regions or currents. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Rising aloft in air; high; lofty; as, aerial spires. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Growing, forming, or existing in the air, as opposed to growing or existing in earth or water, or underground; as, aerial rootlets, aerial plants. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Light as air; ethereal. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Relating to the air; existing or happening in the air; airy; hence, high; lofty; as, aerial flight. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. Belonging to the air: inhabiting or existing in the air: elevated, lofty. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. Belonging to the air; high. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. Of or like the air; high in air; growing in air; airy; spiritual. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. Belonging to the air; consisting of air; produced by air; existing or moving in the air; graceful; high in the air; elevated. Aerial plants, those which derive their nourishment chiefly from the atmosphere. Aerial perspective, perspective as affected by the atmosphere. Aerial tints, such tints as suggest distance. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. Belonging to the air; high; lofty. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  14. Inhabiting the air; roots growing above ground, e. g. from stems of ivy, for purposes of climbing; also to small bulbs appearing in the axils of the leaves of certain plants. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.

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  1. The following statement from him refers to a type of aeroplane of great novelty and ingenuity: " James Gordon Bennett came to me and asked that I try some primary experiments to see if aerial navigation was feasible with 'heavier- than- air' machines. – Edison, His Life and Inventions by Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
  2. It is not cumulative; it begins and ends with the solitary dreamer, and the next who follows him has to build his own cloud- castle as if it were the first aerial edifice that a human soul had ever constructed. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
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